Zona Arqueológica De Tzintzuntzan

Zona Arqueológica De Tzintzuntzan

Zona Arqueológica De Tzintzuntzan
4.5
Ancient RuinsPoints of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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John Cline
Mexico City, Mexico284 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
One of my problems with sites like this is getting there.

A lot of sites are far from main transportation areas and take hours to get there. Once you arrive? Crazy crowds and a wash of tourists kind of take the fun out of the whole experience.

This place is easy. Grab a local bus to town and walk less than a KM.

Done.

The site itself has a great view and is well preserved. For me? It was well worth the effort.
Written August 20, 2022
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Ugo C
Reykjavik, Iceland757 contributions
Nov 2021
We came here on our way to Quiroga. This was totally unexpected but a great find, nonetheless. The town around is very pretty, and the ruins are amazing. Would totally come back
Written November 19, 2021
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George S
Chicago, IL135 contributions
Feb 2020
There are bigger, more significant ruins, but this one is a nice 1-2 hour side trip. There is a small fee to enter, then you just walk up. No guides or instruction. The climb is very easy. The day we went it was slightly over cast and we were the only people there. Provides a nice view of the countryside and some great selfie opportunities. If in the neighborhood and looking to kill some time, I recommend it.
Written March 4, 2020
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Bruce L
Richmond, Canada122 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
We spent the day in Tsitzuntzan, travelling by combi from Plaza Chica in Patzcuaro. A lovely trip through agricultural areas (25 pesos), we got off in town and walked up to the archaelogical site. It is very interesting, and well cared for. The partialy restored ruins enjoy axgreat view from its hilltop location. A compact museum displays artifacts excavated on site. Get an English language guide for the interpretation.
A huge bonus in town are the two 500 year oldl churches and Santa Clara Franciscan Seminary. They are in a lovely park-like setting. In the spectaular
restored Seminary building are frescoes on the wall, and an extensive Exhibition on the Purepecha people. A real bonus for us! Even an art exhibition!
Written November 14, 2019
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Sooz C
San Diego, CA816 contributions
Oct 2019
The view is spectacular from the ruins and the are is quite large with a museum. And I agree that having a guide helps understand how many people lived there.
Written November 13, 2019
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Clfarias
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico166 contributions
Nov 2019
I recomend to take a guided tour and learn about the history of the strongest empire of ancient "Mexico" before the Spanish colonization.
Written November 5, 2019
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VeronaFan1
Royal Oak, MD109 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Not speaking Spanish, I had a hard time with what few signs there were. The museum is nice but again, no way to know what the display signs said. The pyramid structure is interesting and large. You can imagine what it was like, but I needed a guide or something.
Written December 30, 2018
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DMG
171 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Brilliant site. We visited on a Monday when the museum was closed so cannot comment on that but the site, and the views from the site are stunning.

We took the colectivo bus from Patzucura from the square where the busses stop. There are two places where the buses stop, one outside the library and one on the street on the square opposite the market and a right angle to the library, it's that one you take the bus from. The bus stops in the market of Tzintzunzan and you catch a bus back from the market too.

The town of Tzintzunzan is good to explore too.
Written October 1, 2018
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cmbtraveller
Canada513 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
Having a guide made the difference between seeing a humungous pile of rocks and having a sense of the lives, traditions, conflicts, technologies and culture of the Purepecha people. Regardless, the area where the 5 temples were built is impressive in its scale. The perimeter of the 5 temples is easily 500 meters and even without a guide one can appreciate the various techniques used to build the temples. Down in the town itself there is a wonderful little artesan market that sells everything from wooden kitchen utensils to hats and clay pots. All very well made and very inexpensive. Definitely worth spending some time there shopping.
Written March 12, 2018
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kehoedds
Merida, Mexico389 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
Combined with the adjacent museum, these five odd-shaped,connected ruins that overlook Lake Patzcuaro help the visitor imagine this long-ago culture.
Written March 6, 2018
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ZONA ARQUEOLÓGICA DE TZINTZUNTZAN - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)